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DHE 100 Introduction to Dental Hygiene

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  • Fully Online and required for the Dental Hygiene program at Oregon Tech
  • DHE 100 is available every term 
  • This course is intended for students planning to attend Oregon Tech at Klamath Falls or Salem

Note: While DHE 100 is offered every term, students applying for admission to the professional program must complete DHE 100 by the spring term prior to their intended start date.

Biology 200 Medical Terminology is also offered every term and is a required prerequisite for entry into the Dental Hygiene program. Follow the procedure below for registration

The Introduction to Dental Hygiene includes an orientation to the theory and practice of all aspects of the dental hygiene profession.  The history of dental hygiene, professional organization and career opportunities are discussed.

Application Process

Full admission to Oregon Tech is not required to complete DHE 100. Financial aid is not offered to non-degree seeking students but a payment plan is available. Follow the steps below to get started:

  1. Submit the Non-Degree Seeking Application. Select Pre-Dental Hygiene Online as your major.
  2. Watch for an email from the Online Education office about registration.
  3. Register yourself for classes when registration opens.

Non-degree seeking students do not pay application fees since they are not attending a degree program and are limited to 8 credits per term.

Once registered you are responsible for the tuition and fees. The payment and refund schedule, along with the payment plan application, is located on the Cashier’s Office website. The Academic Calendar details important registration dates and withdraw deadlines.

Coordinate your Financial Aid

If you are currently attending a community college, you may be able to receive financial aid to cover DHE100 tuition and fees along with your other community college courses. To do so, inquire at your financial aid office regarding a consortium agreement with Oregon Tech. Your financial aid office can assist you in filling out the agreement and sending it to Oregon Tech for completion. Please fax consortium agreements to the Oregon Tech Financial Aid office at 541.885.1024. For additional information, contact the Financial Aid office at or call 541.885.1280.

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